Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 09, 2016, 02:06:59 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 27524
  • Latest: tf224
  • Total Posts: 684961
  • Total Topics: 53594
  • Online Today: 232
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 197
Total: 201


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all.

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: I'm still scared  (Read 1595 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Worried still

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
I'm still scared
« on: June 02, 2013, 06:01:07 PM »
Ok, ill start off by saying thank you for everyone here helping those who are not as educated in this area. And my apologies as I am not the best with words.

I am a bi-sexual male and practice safe sex BUT, on 3-07-2013 I had an in counter. I asked him before we started if he was regularly tested and not infected. He responded yes. But we both did not have protection so we only agreed on oral. So we started messing around and at one point he got on top and was rubbing the head of my penis around his anus. He tried pushing down but I stopped him then again he tried and I was as fast to stop him. So the head of my penis slipped in for a brief moment and I said no, and was going to leave but he promised not to and we only performed oral. He never ejaculated. He only had precum.

So my concern is that we went past frottege for a brief moment maybe 30 seconds or minute on the high side in total. My worry is I have never did anything like that and worried and stress so much that I shortly devolved symptoms in the first week. So I went to drs. And they expressed that it wouldn't infect that fast... So I took a oral test 6 days post exposure then a blood test 8 days post exposure. Then I talked with dr as they expressed that I wait till 6 or more weeks so I did. I took another test at 71 days post exposure. Again all negative, yes I know that the first two were pointless but they helped mentally for a brief moment. My dr thinks it's pointless now to test again, as he expressed that the risk was so minimal but I wanna no what others think? Am I really losing sleep an stressing so much over nothing really?

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 16,822
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: I'm still scared
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 06:19:31 PM »
Hi Worried . I agree with your doctor , the dipping episode you describe was low risk and grudgingly so at that . I have not seen a case of anal dipping where the top later tested positive from it .

Your test at 71 days inst going to change but if you insist on another test against your doctors advice you can do so at the 3 month mark , personally I would just get on with my life and put this behind me if I were you , but in the end its your call .     

Offline Worried still

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: I'm still scared
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 09:18:22 PM »

Thank you, I am still going to take the test. Though my dr. Never felt the need in the first place I believe it to be the responsible thing to do. Also a weird question... Would taking lysine affect any of the test?

Thank you

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 16,822
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: I'm still scared
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 09:27:20 PM »
Would taking lysine affect any of the test?

Thank you

You are welcome ! . Lysine will not effect the test .   

Offline Worried still

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: I'm still scared
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »

Hi you have already answered my questions more then enough is there any way you could answer this one last one to help my mental ability. What's the deal with this 6 month window? Like I said I am going to take the 3 month test, problay the oral quick at the hiv/std clinic. Would this 3 month test be conclusive? I mean I haven't been sick except for the first week after incident and I think I am a pretty healthy guy.. No big problems of illness that I know of. And is the oral test reliable enough to trust?

Thank you as this is my last question.

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: I'm still scared
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 08:56:01 PM »
There isn't a 6 month window period and hasn't been since 2004.

Page 11
  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.